Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Stranger Than Fiction
Writers of fiction have been drawn to the Isle of Lewis. It is different - in being relatively remote with a quiet environment as well as a steady pace of life, has an uncompromising landscape and has long been a stronghold for observing the Sabbath. Several novels and short stories have the island as a setting. Now the recent death of one of its best-known residents, the Free Church of Scotland minister, the Revd Dr Iain D Campbell, age 53, has revealed that truth can be stranger than fiction. The topics of drug overdose, suicide by hanging, accusations of having seven mistresses from within his congregations and the employment of a public relations consultant by his widow, Anne, are given wide coverage in the national press. Read the item carried by The Times yesterday.
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